GREENVILLE, S.C. — From flying EAA Young Eagles to flying beagles, and other animals saved by Pilots N Paws, and everything aviation in between, the Southeast Aviation Expo had it going on this past weekend at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), according to Don Purcell, president of the South Carolina Aviation Association.
FREDERICK, Md. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary Oct. 4 with a Homecoming Fly-In at its headquarters on the Frederick, Md., Municipal Airport, giving members and the public a chance to tour its facilities, view aircraft, take part in aviation seminars and a Pilot Town Hall meeting with AOPA President Mark Baker. [Read more...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aviation legend Bob Hoover will receive the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).
The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for “…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.”
On Saturday, Sept. 27, students interested in aviation will get a special opportunity. For the first time the Southeast Aviation Expo will include educational sessions designed for kids 8 years old and over. For students, admission to the entire Expo and the sessions are free.
WACO, Texas — The Heart Of Texas Airshow returns this Saturday, Sept. 27, to Texas State Technical College Airport.
MEXICO, Mo. — Hundreds of people showed up on Friday, Sept. 19, for the pre-Hangar Day activities and hundreds more came on Saturday for demo flights, factory tours and encounters with Zenith Aircraft kit builders, factory personnel, and the curious.
By JONI M. FISHER
Aside from the 7,000-foot long, 400-foot wide pristine grass runway, the manned control tower, the granite countertops in the restrooms, and the hospitality of more than 80 volunteers, this year’s Triple Tree Fly-In, held Sept. 3-7 in Woodruff, South Carolina, offered even more upgrades.
By JONI M. FISHER
The hardest part of flying the P-51 for 91-year-old retired endodontist John D. Hartness of Rocky Mountain, North Carolina, was climbing into the plane. He rented time in the P-51, owned by the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), at the Annual Triple Tree Fly-In at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina.
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo recently expanded the categories of aircraft that it will welcome.
Starting with the 11th annual Expo, Jan. 14-17, 2015, at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida, visitors will be able to review light-sport aircraft, homebuilts, rebuilt certificated aircraft, and ultralights. Expo 2015 also will offer the first-ever aircraft sales lot, managed by Aviators Hot Line, providing an opportunity for individual aircraft owners to display aircraft they are offering for sale.